Mr. Lee was in bed and was trying to go to sleep when he heard the bell ring. He turned on the light and looked at his clock. It was twelve o'clock. "Who can it be at this time of night?" He thought. He decided to go and find out. So he got of bed, put on his dressing gown and went to the door. When he opened the door, there was nobody there. "That is very strange." Then he went back to his bedroom, took off his dressing gown, got back into bed, turned off the light and tried to go to sleep.
A few minutes later he heard the bell again. Mr. Lee jumped out of bed very quickly and rushed to the door. He opened it, but again he found no one there. He closed the door and tried not to feel angry. Then he saw a piece of paper on the floor. He picked it up. There were some words on it: "It is now after midnight, so it is April Fool's Day. April Fool to you!"
"Oh, it was the English boy next door!" Mr. Lee exclaimed (惊叫) and almost smiled. He went back to bed and felt asleep at once. The bell did not ring again.
1. Mr. Lee went to bed _______.
A. before twelve o'clock B. after twelve o'clock
C. as soon as the bell rang D. when he saw the boy
2. Why did he rush to the door when he heard the bell ring the second time?
A. He wanted to open the door for the visitor
B. He wanted to find out who the visitor was.
C. He was afraid of the ring
D. He was waiting for someone.
3. Mr. Lee found ______on the floor at last.
A. a letter B. a stamp C. a book D. a piece of paper
4. Mr. Lee thought the English boy _________.
A. was a bad boy B. was friendly with him
C. shouldn't ring the bell at midnight D. did a dangerous thing
5. From this passage, we learn that people can _______ on April Fool's Day.
A. say "Hello" to each other B. dance and sing at night
C. play jokes on each other D. send presents to children
1A 2B 3D 4B 5C
Once upon a time, there lived a wealthy and kind king. However, the people were worried about him because he was very fat. He didn’t do anything other than eat and sleep.
One day, the king finally realized that he couldn’t even move his body. There were many good doctors in his country. However, none could cure the king. The king had a lot of wealth, but no amount of wealth could make him healthy.
One fine morning, a holy(神圣的) man visited the country. He heard about the ill health of the king and told the minister to meet him at his place, which was far from the king’s palace. When the minister came, the holy man said that he could easily cure the king. Hearing these promising words, the minister became very happy. Since the king could not move his body, the minister asked the holy man to go to the king’s palace to treat him. However, the holy man refused and said that he would treat the king only if the king came on foot to his place.
The king was unable to walk even a few steps on the road, but after great efforts, he reached the holy man’s place. Unluckily, the holy man was not available and his wife told the king to come the next day. This was repeated for two weeks. Suddenly, the king realized that he felt a lot lighter. Very soon, the king became healthy, and the people became happy again.
1. Why did the holy man want the king to walk to his place?
A. To punish him B. To play a joke on him
C. To help him save money D. To help him lose weight
2. What’s the meaning of the underlined word “available”?
A. Free B. Busy C. Rude D. Wise
3. Which of the following is the RIGHT order according to the story?
① The king walked to the holy man’s.
② Many doctors tried to treat the king.
③ The minister went to meet the holy man.
A. ②①③ B.③①② C.③②① D. ②③①
4. From the story, we can learn that ____.
A. the holy man lived near the king’s palace. B. the minister didn’t care about the king
C. the holy man’s wife was silly D. the king never met the holy man.
5. What’s the BEST title for the passage?
A. A lucky king B. Health is wealth
C. How to lose weight D. Wealth is important
1D 2A 3D 4D 5B
● Each student will be on a team of three classmates.
● The team’s task is to work together on a storybook project.
● Each team will choose a favourite storybook.
● One student will be picked to dress the storybook covers.
● The other two students will dress like characters in the storybook.
● Cut two large pieces of cardboard(硬纸板). They will be used as the front and back covers of the storybook.
● Paint one side of each cardboard yellow or blue.
● Paint the name of the storybook black and it should be in huge and clear letters.
● Make small holes in the top of each piece of cardboard. Use rope to tie the front and the back covers together.
● Bring the clothes and the storybook covers before eight o’clock on Friday morning.
● Get dressed before classes start.
1. There will be ____ student(s) on one team.
A. one B. two C. three D. four
2. Which of the following can be put in ▲___ ?
A. HOW TO READ A GOOD STORYBOOK
B. HOW TO MAKE THE STORYBOOK COVERS.
C. HOW TO PAINT THE STORYBOOK COVERS.
D. HOW TO CHOOSE A FAVOURITE STORYBOOK.
3. The name of the storybook should be painted ____.
A. blue B. white C. yellow D. black
4. When will be storybook project be examined?
A. On Monday morning. B. On Thursday evening.
C. On Friday morning D. On Sunday afternoon
5. Where can you most probably find the notice?
A. In the classroom B. In the school dining room.
C. In the teachers’ office. D. In the school playground.
1C 2B 3D 4C 5A
It is true that people with better education are usually able to get better paying jobs. In other words, they have more chances to choose a good job while people with little or no education don’t. It seems that the purpose of education is to make people get jobs. But this isn’t accepted by all people.
Some people may think that a person should spend the best years of his life to get education only for a way of living. This was probably one of the earliest reasons of education. In fact, if education is just a way of making a living, people don’t need to spend so much time in school. People can get education for a living in a short time. Subjects like history and geography need not be taught to everyone. Even language and mathematics need not be taught in detail (详细地)，either. Here it is clear that education is much more than teaching a man to get a way of living.
Education is well-rounded and it is mainly for improving a man. It is not only to teach him to speak, read and write, but also to develop his creative thinking and other abilities. After that, it is to make him a wise man and thankfully enjoy the achievements of human. Education is to make a man lead a better life. Educated people are expected to be able to listen to good music, read good books, watch plays and most of all take an interest in the world.
I would agree that making a good living is an important reason for education, but certainly not the most important or the main reason.
1. People with little education usually _______.
A. spend a long time in school B. have a good chance to get a job
C. spend the best years choose jobs D. have fewer chances to get a good job
2. The earliest education was probably to __________.
A. make a man lead a better life
B. teach a man to write and think
C. make people get a way of living
D. teach people to read good books
3. The underlined word “well-rounded” in the passage means “ _______” in Chinese.
A. 圆满的 B.崭新的 C. 公平的 D. 全面的
4. It is expected that educated people will be able to _________.
A. accept education as a way of living
B. take an interest in the whole world
C. develop their abilities to make plays
D. learn subjects like language and math
5. The passage mainly tells us that _________.
A. education should make a man improve
B. people can get education in a short time
C. people should be able to get better paying jobs
D. all subjects are so important for a way of living
1D 2C 3D 4B 5A
Even in early times, people could realize the importance of dreams and knew that dreams gave meaning to life. Every great achievement has (1) b____________ the result of years of dreaming. If a person has a dream and holds fast to it, he or she will (2) f____________ a way to bring it into reality.
Children do not have much experience or knowledge. However, they are natural dreamers. We should not laugh at them for being naive. With their rich imagination, they will come up with fantastic dreams. History is full of (3) e____________. Many great men were dreamers when they were children. One such dreamer was Thomas Edison. He used to be ostracized (排斥) when he was in primary school, (4) b____________ his achievements were greater than everyone else's in his time.
Teenagers and young people should also be (5) e____________ to dream. The world is full of successful teenagers and young people. They dreamt big and their dreams changed their lives and even the world. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are the good examples. They have developed technology and brought great progress to human besides making money for themselves.
Older people should believe that human mind (6) i____________ never too old to make dreams turn into reality. Colonel Saunders (7) r____________ his dreams at the age of 67 and set up the biggest fried chicken company (KFC) in the world. Chu Shijian, the 85-year-old billionaire, is (8) b____________ the model which wants to be true entrepreneurs(企业家).
To dream is a wonderful ability (9) w____________ can lead to wonderful results. Olympic records were (10) b____________ by players who were brave enough to dream. No one is too young or too old to dream and to make dreams come true.
1. been 2. find 3. examples 4. but 5. encouraged
6. is 7. realized 8. becoming 9. which 10. broken
How can you think in English? (1) ____________ During the practice the football player will pass the ball to his teammates over and over again. So they won't have to think about passing the ball in the game, they will just do it.
The first step is to think of the words that you use daily, simple everyday words like book，shoe or tree. For example，whenever you see a “book”，you should think of it in English instead of in your mother language．
(3) ____________ Listening is a very useful way to learn English. Listen first and don't care too much about whether you fully understand what you're hearing. (4) ____________ The more you listen, the better you can say. After you reach a higher level，start having conversations with yourself in English. (5) ____________
Please try, you will have a good harvest.
A. You can train yourself to think in English this way.
B. This will lead you to think in English.
C. Try to say what you hear as much as possible.
D. I think the best way is to practice as what a football player does every day.
E. Learning a language is easy. Even a child can do it.
F. After you have learned to think of several words in English, you’d better go on to the next step--thinking of sentences in English.
1D 2A 3F 4C 5B
When someone laughs at you, it is called teasing.
Many people are teased. Sometimes your friends tease you just for fun. You can laugh at it and forget about it. But many times the teasing can be harmful. It can make you feel sad. It is harmful when teasing makes you hate yourself.
So, it is important to learn how to deal with teasing. Here are some ways.
Self-talk. Ask yourself, “What is more important --- what they say about me or who I really am?” Of course, who you are is more important! You need to believe in yourself. When you start talking to yourself this way, you will feel more confident.
Ignore(忽视). If you become angry, then the teasers will tease you more. So, simply ignore them. When you don’t 1 respond to them, they may stop teasing you.
Turn it into praise. You can turn negative teasing into positive praise. If someone teases you about your hair, you can say, “Thank you for noticing my hair.”
Agree. 2 You can agree with the facts because facts are the truth. If someone teases you by saying, “You have curly(卷毛的) hair”, then you can say, “Yes, I have curly hair.” Always remember to smile when you reply this way.
Laugh. You can simply laugh when someone teases you instead of feeling sad. The teasers may be surprised to see you laugh. They might even stop teasing after some time.
Teasing is never a good thing to do. You should not tease others. But when others tease you, you have to learn to deal with it well. You should also always remember that what teasers say when they tease you is not what is true about you.
1. When does teasing become harmful? _________________________________________
3. 请把2处划线部分的句子翻译成语. ______________________________________________
4. How many ways on how to deal with teasing are mentioned in the passage? __________________
5. Give the best title to the passage. ________________________
1. When teasing makes you hate yourself. 或者When it makes you feel sad.
2. 回应，回答; answer, reply
3. 你可以同意这些事实， 因为事实就是事实
5. Ways of dealing with teasing
Advice (Suggestions) about dealing with teasing
How to deal with teasing
Dear Li Bin,
I’ve been in China for more then two months now. Though I’ve enjoyed my stay here very much, I do have some problems living in China. For example, when I’m invited to dinner, my friends always serve me a lot of food, though I’ve told them I’m full. I don’t know what to do.
Can you give me some advice?
I’m very glad to hear from you.
I’m very glad to hear from you.
It’s great to hear that you are enjoying your stay in China. Here’s my advice on your problem.
Chinese people give lots of food to their guests to show their hospitality. If you are getting full, show your appreciation(gratitude,或thanks) by telling your hosts: “This food is delicious! But I’m getting very full. You’ve given me so much food already -- I can’t eat another bite!” Thank your hosts while politely refusing to eat any more. People will understand, and they will be happy to see that you have enjoyed their hospitality.
I think if you follow this advice, your stay in China will be perfect!